Pearl milk tea, also known as bubble tea, is a type of tea mixed with sugar and milk, and filled with balls of tapioca, known as pearls. Because of the added ingredients, this pearl milk tea is much higher in calories than standard tea.
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According to LIVESTRONG's food database MyPlate, a one-cup serving of pearl milk tea contains about 93 calories. While this represents less than five percent of your daily caloric intake of 2,000 calories, there is no true nutritional value in this beverage with almost all of its calories coming from sugar content.
A one-cup serving of pearl milk tea contains less than one gram of fat, according to MyPlate, and less than one gram of saturated fat as well.
Pearl milk tea is also rich in carbohydrates. Each one-cup serving of pearl milk tea contains 21 grams of carbohydrates, almost all of which come from sugar at 19 grams.
While carbohydrates provide energy, you should limit your sugar intake, as this type of carbohydrate does not provide nutritional value. The American Heart Association recommends that women consume 25 grams of sugar or less a day, and men consume 38 grams of sugar or less a day.
Pearl milk tea is low in protein. A one-cup serving contains just one gram of protein. According to Healthline.com, the average man should consume 56 grams of protein a day, while the average women should consume 46 grams of protein a day for optimal health.
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